Name: Lindsey Button
Subject and grade(s) taught: Essentials of Science and Social Studies, Curriculum Assistance for sixth and eighth grades; ICR—ELA for seventh and eighth grades.
How long have you been teaching?
This is year five for me (total). During that time, I developed and wrote curriculum for teachers in Wake County for Essentials of Science & Social Studies course. Earlier this year I was named as ECMS’s Teacher Of the Year (top 26) for 2017–18 school year.
Who or what influenced you to become an educator?
My dad always thought I would be a special education teacher because of how much I loved helping students with disabilities/special needs; I felt that calling during college and so I double-majored to get a teaching license. Prior to moving into the classroom in 2012, I worked as Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center for five years.
How do you spend your track outs?
I do not track out; however, I like to travel with my husband during holiday breaks. My favorite travel spots are the beach, Oregon, and tropical locations!
What are your hobbies?
Enjoying the beach, attending church, exercising, and spending time with family and friends while going to concerts, movies, and eating out. I also enjoy playing with Murphy, my precious fur baby.
What’s the most rewarding part of being a teacher?
The most rewarding part of being a teacher is the impact I have on student lives. I LOVE my students and I love watching them grow and succeed!
If I weren’t a teacher I’d be…
I’d either be working in the medical field as a PA or I’d be a lawyer. I could also see myself working as a nutritionist in college athletics.
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